The First Knitted Boot To Be Used In The Premiership
Adidas have created the first knitted football boot, which is supposed to provide the wearer with the same feel, comfort and responsiveness as if he or she was playing barefoot. Which begs the question, who would want to play football barefoot? The only time such an idea was touted was when the Indian football team were banned from playing in the 1950 World Cup, because they wanted to play barefoot.
A nice durable leather boot offers the wearer with everything they require, in fact leather boots were perfectly acceptable many years ago. With the likes of Cantona, Shearer, Ronaldo, Romario, Maradona, Ronaldinho and many others wearing a leather boot. And they were all legends of the game, playing in many of the top tournaments and leagues across the world.
Knitted football boot could appreciate rather than depreciate in value once sold
Nevertheless, Adidas have beaten their competitors in successfully designing and producing the boot for players to wear. And the lucky player to wear the knitted football boot for the first time in the Premiership will be Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, a player who is on a hot streak. You would think he would be against making any changes in a bid to prolong his form, but you would also be wrong.
The boot will be knitted from heel-to-toe using Samba colours. For anyone that doesn’t know what the Samba colours are they include green, pink, blue and orange. The boot is as strong as the conventional football boot and is also water resistant. Only 150 will be made costing £220 each.
Suarez will be wearing his against Manchester United on March 16, and on March 17 they will go on sale. At which point they will sell out rather quickly. So if you want to get yourself a pair then you better be sharpish, there will be huge competition for the knitted football boot by Adidas which could rise in value.